Once the Web established itself as a medium capable of handling pictures, people soon wanted more... sound. Unfortunately, sound has not moved onto the web as easily as pictures did. First of all, many people do not have sound hardware in their computer, and so can't get any sounds. Furthermore, there is currently no standard way to add sounds to your web page. there are, however,
a few methods that will give good results in most situations. It's worthwhile to understand the major sound formats, so let's begin there.